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Disc degeneration disease, sustained multiple slipped discs in neck, do not use medicines. Why damage is not classified as injury?

Hello, I have disc degeneration disease and have sustained multiple slipped discs in my neck . I have spent several years in therapy, and have been told that damage to my neck will cause me repeated pain, join locking and muscle spasms, even if I maintain a fully physiotherapy excercise regimen. I cannot use medication to aid in dealing with the damage as I have been warned against the repeated use of painkillers to deal with it, and cannot apply topical anti inflammatories as I am allergic to aspirin . Despite this, my family doctor will not classify the damage to my neck as an injury - can you tell me why?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome.

This is because this is a disease or condition whoch gets worse with injuries or causes injuries in itself. This condition makes any injury worse, injuries which in normal people would not result in any complications.

The consition in itself causes the injuries and so the diagnosis would still be of the degerative disease and not an injury. I hope you understand.

Best wishes.
Answered: Sun, 29 Dec 2013
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